Shucker, Robert Harold, MGySgt

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Master Gunnery Sergeant
Primary Unit
1957-1962, 5803, MCB Camp Lejeune, NC
Service Years
1942 - 1975

Master Gunnery Sergeant

 
 

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Home State
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Year of Birth
1922
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Lebanon
Last Address
Lebanon, PA

Date of Passing
Jun 13, 1993
 
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Post -Post 23, Frederick W. Fuhrman PostChapter 170Lebanon County; Detachment 525
Military Order of the Cootie
  1948, American Legion, Post - (Lebanon, Pennsylvania) [Verified]
  1948, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 23, Frederick W. Fuhrman Post (Past Commandant) (Lebanon, Pennsylvania) [Verified]
  1950, Military Order of the Purple Heart, Chapter 170 (Chairman) (WARMINSTER, Pennsylvania) [Verified]
  1952, Marine Corps League, Lebanon County; Detachment 525 (Immediate Past Golden Rodent) (Lebanon, Pennsylvania) [Verified]
  1960, Military Order of the Cootie


 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Not Specified
   
Other Comments:
Bob entered the Marine Corps in 1942, following certification as a railroad policeman.  He served in Guadalcanal providing security following the Japanese leaving the island.  He was part of the "rear guard" at Iwo Jima and was shot in the chest, but continued to fight during the storming of Guam.
Bob returned home to Lebanon following WWII and began providing security and other services at Bethlehem Steel Company.  In 1953, he was returned to Active Duty to serve as an artillery instructor at Camp LeJeune, NC and he remained stationed there and in Korea until he transferred to the Marine-Navy Reserve Center Harrisburg PA in 1962 as a Gunnery Sergeant.  There he served as an instructor/trainer, rising to Master Gunnery Sergeant.
Bob's time at LeJeune must have been partly in a Reserve Unit, because records also show him working at Bethlehem Steel during the early 1960s.  He also spent at least 6 months at Quantico, VA, presumably in training to become an artillery instructor, and additional TDRL to Paris Island during the mid-1960s.

Bob's second marriage in 1964 gave him an instant family with 2 young step-sons, both of whom followed his recommendation and became Navy Corpsmen.
 
   

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1943, Boot Camp (Parris Island, SC)
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
USMC (United States Marine Corps)22nd Marine RegimentMarine Barracks Mare Island, CAMarine Barracks
MCB Camp Lejeune, NC29th Marine Regiment, 6th Marine Division4th Marine Division
  1943-1943, Ordnance School Quantico
  1943-1943, MCB San Diego, CA
  1944-1944, 3rd Bn, 22nd Marine Regiment (3/22)
  1944-1944, Marine Barracks Mare Island, CA
  1944-1944, Marine Barracks Quantico, VA
  1945-1945, Marine Barracks Philadelphia, PA
  1945-1945, H&S Bn, MCB Camp Lejeune, NC
  1945-1946, 2nd Bn, 29th Marine Regiment (2/29)
  1951-1952, 5811, Military Police/PMO Camp Lejeune, H&S Bn
  1952-1957, 0311, 4th Marine Division
  1957-1962, 5803, MCB Camp Lejeune, NC
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 Operation Flintlock/Battle of Eniwetok Atoll
  1944-1944 Marianas Operation /Battle of Guam (1944)
  1945-1946 Operation Beleaguer (China)
  1951-1951 Korean War/CCF Spring Offensive (1951)
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